Rain, thunderstorms on tap this week before slight cool down

Posted July 16, 2018 12:08 p.m. EDT
Updated July 16, 2018 1:17 p.m. EDT

— After a cloudy Monday, there will be a greater chance for showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday before things cool down a little by midweek.

According to WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss, although a few showers or storms could develop Monday afternoon, active weather is more likely Tuesday.

"Although some of us may not see a shower today, our rain chances increase to about 25 percent this afternoon," said Moss.

Moss said Tuesday will be cloudy, seasonably hot and muggy with a good chance for afternoon storms as a frontal system draws closer from the northwest. A few of the storms that develop could produce locally heavy downpours and gusty winds, and there is a 60 percent chance for precipitation.

Highs will be in the low 90s for both Monday and Tuesday, but, by Wednesday, the majority of the storms should move out, and the rest of the week will be milder.

According to Moss, temperatures the rest of the week should stay in the upper 80s, and while a small chance for rain or storms remains, they are unlikely.

7-Day Forecast

Overall, it should be a calm, relatively mild week, said Moss.